Three years back, if you had asked the team what Nordic does, most would have said we’re the largest Epic consulting firm on the planet or that we have “the best depth, breadth, and quality in the industry.” Our client partners knew that if they had a talent need, we were the go-to source.
At Nordic, we place a high value on supporting the communities in which we live and work through volunteerism and charitable giving. Over the past year, we’ve developed a corporate social responsibility committee with the goal of responsible and charitable giving under the focus of preventative health to include the following pillars: hunger, education, and empowerment. In the true spirit of our maxim “Grow. Teach,” we recently hosted a number of events in the home office to raise awareness about Nordic’s culture of philanthropy.
After No. 8 Wisconsin’s football team’s overtime loss to No. 2 Ohio State this weekend, Madison sports talk radio was abuzz with the reasons behind the loss. One of the radio personalities spent a fair amount of time explaining Wisconsin’s main challenge.
Last week, Nordic hosted our fifth annual Open House at our home office in Madison. Even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, we brought our own sunshine. For those of you who weathered the storm, here’s a video and some photos to relive the fun. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a recap of what you missed.
Do you ever go to conferences, take a few notes, leave inspired and then promptly go back to your day-to-day grind, forgetting everything that inspired you?
We’ve all been there. You have a complicated, time sensitive project. Even with your experience, you've never run into this particular problem. The answer isn’t readily available, and you’re not sure where to find the information you need. After listening to clients share their EHR growing pains, Nordic implemented Insight, a collective knowledge management tool for our employees to ask questions and share answers through a secure digital platform. Questions range from “What is a good brand of wall mount arm for computers in exam rooms?” to “What’s the average Beaker install time for an experienced Epic enterprise customer?”
Last week over 140 Nordic consultants and home office team members participated in Nordic’s Community Giveback Week. We’re thankful that we had the opportunity to volunteer with 10 organizations across the U.S. and serve a combined 385 hours last week. As one Nordic team member said, "It's fun to take a break from day-to-day work to do something special for others."
We kicked off the week with the state of Madison address by United Way of Dane County CEO Renee Moe. Renee shared more insight into the impact we can make in our communities. After her address, we enjoyed lunch catered by Culinary Creations Catering, a food service employer for individuals who have overcome significant life barriers. You can learn more about our time with Renee here.
Nordic’s maxims shape who we are and how we interact with those around us. One of those maxims is called “Grow. Teach.” The idea of that maxim is that we’re all on a journey of continual improvement, learning, and growth, but then we’re also expected to share our expertise with those around us.
Giving back has been a core value at Nordic since its earliest days. What started years ago as Community Giveback Day with various service projects around Madison has now grown to Community Giveback Week with service projects happening all over the country throughout the week of May 16-21, 2016. Why tell you? So you can join us, of course! If you're interested in serving alongside Team Nordic, give us a shout at email@example.com. When the week arrives, you can stay informed by following us at #NordicGivesBack on social media. Join us!